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  1. Banana Grower Highlights Water Saving Measures

    22 Mar 2018- 05:44 by Local Press Report GUATEMALA CITY Fresh Plaza One Banana said it has invested in several smart irrigation techniques for better use of water and improved energy consumption. According to the company, the technologies implemented over ...

    Local Press Report - 03/22/2018 - 05:44

  2. Drought Worsens Food Scarcity for Indigenous Guatemalans

    15 Jun 2016- 09:20 by Local Press Report SAN JUAN ERMITA Associated Press A prolonged drought has worsened the hunger problem among Guatemala's heavily indigenous population. It is part of what experts call "seasonal hunger," the period bet ...

    Local Press Report - 06/15/2016 - 09:20

  3. Nearly 3 Million Need Food Aid in Central America: FAO

    31 May 2016- 08:30 by Local Press Report BOGOTA Thomson Reuters Foundation Around 2.8 million people in three Central American countries need food aid after two consecutive years of severe drought decimated crops and exacerbated hunger among the poor, the ...

    Local Press Report - 05/31/2016 - 08:30

  4. WFP to Assist With Hunger Due to Drought in Central America, Caribbean

    12 Apr 2016- 08:23 by Local Press Report GUATEMALA CITY Caribbean 360 The United Nations food relief agency has committed to assisting 1.6 million people grappling with the effects of droughts exacerbated by El Niño in Haiti, Guatemala, Honduras and El Sa ...

    Local Press Report - 04/12/2016 - 08:23

  5. Guatemala Warns That Central American Drought Is Spurring Migration

    5 Oct 2015- 09:50 by Local Press Report GUATEMALA CITY teleSUR On Saturday, Guatemala's Foreign Minister warned the United Nations that as many as 120,000 families are still facing food insecurity due to the drought conditions. He further warned that ...

    Local Press Report - 10/05/2015 - 09:50

  6. Guatamalan Mega-Dam Linked to Human Rights Abuses, Deaths

    27 Mar 2015- 10:02 by Local Press Report GUATEMALA CITY The Guardian A planned mega-dam in Guatemala, whose carbon credits will be tradable under the EU’s emissions trading system, has been linked to grave human rights abuses, including the killing of six ...

    Local Press Report - 03/27/2015 - 10:02

  7. Act Alliance Appeals for Funds for Guatemala Drought

    12 Nov 2014- 10:55 by Local Press Report GENEVA Act Alliance Guatemala, one of the worst affected countries by climate change, is now facing a food crisis due to the large impact of drought, which according to a number of experts will further increase in ...

    Local Press Report - 11/12/2014 - 10:55

  8. Heavy Rains Cause Flooding in Guatemala

    29 Sep 2014- 10:18 by Local Press Report GUATEMALA CITY Telesur Tropical rains lead to floods, landslides and a collapsed bridge as authorities are still uncertain of the total dead. Spokesman for the National Coordination for Disaster Reduction (Conred), ...

    Local Press Report - 09/29/2014 - 10:18

  9. Brazil, the Dominican Republic, Venezuela Provide Aid to Drought-Hit Guatemala

    2 Sep 2014- 09:48 by Local Press Report GUATEMALA CITY Telesur Three Latin American nations have offered immediate aid to thousands of Guatemalans affected by drought, Vice President Roxana Baldetti announced on Sunday. Venezuela, Brazil and the Dominican ...

    Local Press Report - 09/02/2014 - 09:48

  10. Guatemala Declares Drought Emergency

    26 Aug 2014- 10:15 by Local Press Report GUATEMALA CITY Fox News Latino The Guatemalan government declared Monday a state of public emergency in the country's 22 provinces as a result of the prolonged drought that has affected more than 200,000 famil ...

    Local Press Report - 08/26/2014 - 10:15

  11. 40,000 Families in Guatemala Affected by Drought

    30 Jul 2014- 10:34 by Local Press Report GUATEMALA CITY Fox News Latino Some 40,000 families have been affected by the drought caused by the El Niño weather phenomenon in Guatemala, Agriculture, Ranching and Food Minister Elmer Lopez said Tuesday, citing ...

    Local Press Report - 07/30/2014 - 10:34

  12. Guatemalan Indigenous Community Threatened by Dam Project

    22 May 2014- 09:59 by Local Press Report GUATEMALA CITY The Guardian The indigenous inhabitants of Margaritas Copón, Guatemala, have survived for more than 100 years by cultivating the land along the Chixoy and Copán rivers with virtually no assistance fr ...

    Local Press Report - 05/22/2014 - 09:59

  13. Guatemala to Host International Water Conservation Conference

    14 May 2014- 10:19 by Local Press Report GUATEMALA CITY The Costa Rica News Some 400 local and foreign academics and entrepreneurs will meet in Guatemala in September to discuss a better use of water in the Central American country. The event will be orga ...

    Local Press Report - 05/14/2014 - 10:19

  14. Guatemala’s Lake Atitlán Is Highly Polluted

    31 Mar 2014- 10:13 by Local Press Report GUATEMALA CITY Tico Times Lake Atitlán is a justified staple on the Central American tourist trail. However, over the past few years, agrochemicals, raw sewage, litter and shore development have taken their toll, t ...

    Local Press Report - 03/31/2014 - 10:13

  15. Guatemala Begins Ambitions Agroforestry Project

    18 Nov 2013- 10:04 by Local Press Report GUATEMALA CITY Latin American Herald Tribune An ambitious agroforestry project to be developed over the next 20 years in a Guatemalan reserve for protecting water springs, seeks to capture 1.8 million tons of carbo ...

    Local Press Report - 11/18/2013 - 10:04

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